Executive Committee

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Sonya Malvick

International President

Sonya Malvick is the International President of AWMI.  She has been in the steel industry for over 25 years holding a variety of sales and sales management roles with companies such as Russel Metals, J&F Steel, and Ratner Steel.  Sonya currently works for Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin Outside Sales Territory Manager.

mary wardle

Mary Wardle

International Vice President

Mary Wardle is the International Vice President of AWMI.  She has been in the steel industry since 1982 starting in the accounting department.  She moved on to Inventory Control and purchasing and eventually into Sales.  She is currently Sales Manager/Western Region for Steelscape, LLC

lauren kerekes

Lauren Kerekes

International Treasurer

Lauren Kerekes is the International Treasurer of AWMI. For 23 years, she has worked in a variety of accounting and finance roles for Worthington Industries, currently serving as a part of the Pressure Cylinder Finance team.  In 2012, she was recognized as AWMI’s Member of the Year.

andrea schmidt

Andrea Schmidt

International Secretary

Andrea Schmidt is the International Secretary for AWMI. She has worked in the metal’s industry since 2005 were she started as a plant Metallurgist with Nucor. Since then she has held different rolls in both quality and sales. Andrea currently works as an Automotive Applications Engineer for Arconic.

carol chizmar

Carol Chizmar

International Past President

Carol Chizmar is the International Past President of AWMI.  She has worked in the industry for 35 years in a variety of roles including sales management, supply chain and is currently working as the ENA Customer Service Lead and Team Leader for Hydro Industrial group.     Hydro Extrusion North America was previously Sapa, Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions. 

anna tompkins

Anna Tompkins

International Marketing Chair

Anna Tompkins is the International Marketing Chair of AWMI. She previously served as the president of the Baltimore Chapter. She has Fifteen years’ experience in the metals industry working for Atlantic Recycling Group in a variety of roles, currently serving as their Director of Marketing. She received her B.S in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Liza

Liza Godsil

International Membership Chair

Liza Godsil is the International Membership Chair of AWMI.  Over the last 10 years she has held various positions on the Seattle Chapter and Western Region boards with the most recent being the Western Regional Director.  During her 23 year career, Liza has worked at various metal distributors in multiple sales and management positions.  Currently Liza is the Division Manager for Bralco Metals in Seattle, Washington.

kelly jones

Kelly Jones

International Programs Chair

Kelly Jones has worked in various roles both indirectly and directly related to steel for the past 16 years. Kelly works at Kloeckner Metals Corporation as Manager of Automotive Business Development, responsible for growing and supplying automotive customers with their ferrous and non-ferrous requirements.

Sian Marcone

Sian Marcone

International Mentoring Chair

Sian Marcone worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles for steel producing mills such as Bethlehem Steel, ISG, ArcelorMittal, Severstal and RG Steel, before joining Alcoa (now Arconic) in 2013. She currently is Arconic's Marketing Manager - Industrial in the company's Global Rolled Products division. She was AWMI International President from 2011-2012 and was chosen AWMI Member of the Year for 2010

becky dolan

Rebecca "Becky" Dolan

Central Regional Director

Rebecca “Becky” Dolan is the Regional Director for the Central Region and Past President of the Columbus Chapter.  She has previously served on the Columbus Chapter board as Newsletter / Publicity Chair, Vice President and President along with previously holding the Regional Treasurer and Regional Vice Chair positions for the Central Region.  In 1994 she began her career at InfoSight Corporation, a supplier of identification and marking equipment to the metal industries, as the receptionist.  Over the years, she has progressed through positions in administration support, accounting and sales.  Becky was promoted to her current position of General Manager of Sales Administration and Market Advancement in 2003.  Becky graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University in 1998.

kim weisner

Kim Weisner

Midwest Regional Director

Kim Weisner has worked for ArcelorMittal USA for over 13 years and currently works as an Inventory Analyst for Honda Automotive and Whirlpool.  Kim previously was a board member on the Chicago chapter and served in many board positions.  She is now serving her 2nd year as Midwest Regional Director.  Kim enjoyed every year while serving on the Chicago Board of Directors and is excited to use that experience in her current role.  

leah mojeski

Leah Mojeski

Northeast Regional Director

Leah Mojeski works for ArcelorMittal Dofasco as the Manager of Real Estate, Support Services and Recreation.  She graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Engineering and Management in 1997 and holds a Professional Engineering license. Leah has been in the metal industry since 1997. She is an active member of the AWMI Toronto Chapter.

laura sleighter

Laura Sleighter

Southern Regional Director

Laura Sleighter is the current Past President of the AWMI Tennessee Chapter.  With over 20 years’ experience in management and procurement, Laura has worked in the metals industry since 2003.  Her career started as a Procurement Engineer with Comefri, Inc. (Hopkinsville, KY).  She transitioned to a Supply Chain Manager, then Scrap Metal Buyer at Alcoa Recycling, which became Arconic (located in Alcoa, TN).  Most recently she became the Senior Metal Trader at Alchemy Metal Specialists.  Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Austin Peay State University, and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Beth Kitson

Beth Kitson

Western Regional Director

Beth Kitson is the Western Region Director for AWMI.  Prior to this position she has served on the Seattle Chapter as Marketing Chair, VP, and President. Beth is excited to start an outside sales position for Gates Corporation, a company that both supports the steel industry as well as consumes steel for many of the products they produce.  Beth earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration (Marketing) degree from Grand Valley State University in 2005.

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